Australian Pentecostals sleep while Louisiana burns

  About 1 million litres  PER DAY of crude oil are belching from an American oil drilling operation gone tragicallywrong.  Eleven men out of 126 workers perished.  

  BP is the main owner (65%) of the Canyon oil well which exploded and sunk 40 miles offshore from the Louisiana coast.  The Deepwater Horizon oil rig was owned by Transocean of Switzerland. The controversial Halliburton is said to share responsibility for the disaster. 

 Many thousands of volunteers and paid workers are frantically trying to stop the huge oil flows (more than 130 miles by 70 miles) from reaching the coast and causing yet another oil company catastrophe.

 Ten wildlife refuges are being drenched with mankind’s fixation & lust for BLACK GOLD (OIL).

President Obama actually allowed oil drilling to move closer to shore.

 But back in Australia, few are concerned. The newspapers don’t give their front pages to this global disaster.

How many Churches mentioned the Louisiana tragedy on Sunday – yet alone prayed. Bet your bottom greasy dollar that NO Pentecostal Churches (eg those in the mammoth Australian Christian Churches group) bothered to mention the crisis. That organisation is only interested in it’s own increasingly fat pockets. 

Louisiana TV reporting on the CRISIS is at   www.wafb.com

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ACC Prez Brian Houston on Pastor Michael

  i  want  ours  to  be  churches  that  are  full  of  authentic  and  genuine people,  as  I  believe  the world  is  crying  out  for  authenticity,  people  whose  ‘yes’  is  yes  and  ‘no’  is  no.  People  who aren’t  afraid  to  stand  for  something  and  admit  they  too  face  challenges  and  struggles.

       source::   Message from Our President,

             THE FUTURE OF OUR FAITH
21st century faith: relevant, authentic and generation focused 

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buzz_bender questions on Mike G

« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2008, 07:15:19 PM »

Question: How did he first become a leader if he has such a checkered past, or even having so much personal problems?
How in the world did the leadership not find out about his fake terminal illness? How can the leadership and family not know? You mean he went for treatment alone, every single time? If he never went for treatment, no suspicions from anybody?? Like I said, I think this much fishier than it sounds on the surface. Something isn’t right.
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Did Pastor Mike have to go through police checks eg Working With Children? Did his priveledged background overide this normal requirement? If you would like to Comment, feel free…

The Perfect Wife? .. see/hear/speak no evil Amanda Gugli Mucho

??? Michael or Amanda ???

??? Who is the greater liar ???

We are deeply impressed too, as is Hillsong Investigatrix Tanya Levin, at the Mafia-treatment of ever-dying Mike Guglielmucci.

The AOG executive needs an Academy Award over this one!! One would think the Firm, as Tanya calls the conspirators, planned years ago for the shock revelations, crisis PR & outpourings of pseudo-forgiveness. Indeed the sight of AOG & Hillsong CEO Brian Houston casually reacting to the ‘death’ of superstar says a great deal.

In this prime-time TV serial, Amanda plays long suffering wife Amanda.  Seven years of wedded bliss.

Long-suffering wife, along with powerful AOGer father-in-law Danny Guglielmucci, is left distraught at the unravelling of the dream run enjoyed by Michael. Michael’s character is overweight (a la fallen  superstar Todd ‘Bam Bam’ Bentley), has musical ability, and is highly capable of getting his audience to cry and/or open their purses/wallets.

Amanda is the purr-fect wife. There is so much leuve between Michael & Amanda. In fact, when our beloved songster Michael is told (via e-mail) that he has contracted Cancer from drinking Adelaide water, our purr-fect wife doesn’t even think of going to doctors and specialists with hubby. They have a special relationship – a pre-nuptual bond blessed by the A.O.G. Exec.

Is Amanda just another AOG blonde?bWill Michael return triumphantly to the stage? Will the hypnotised rabble refuse to accept they might be wrong? Is the marriage finished?  Why didn’t Amanda move back to Adelaide to support hubby in his publicised counselling sessions instead of staying with HILLSONG in Sydney? What will the Gugli Muchis do with their media payments? Will the series end ?  . . . . .

Says Tanya, ” She’s very smart. The Firm doesn’t approve of resistance.

Keep on playing the purr-fect wife, Amanda. What’s that about a 7 year itch? May the Firm be with you….

Photo & Amanda Gugli Mucho from this source

Joel HOUSTON reveals …

from an interview with Christianity Today (June 2007)

[United is the youth division of the HILLSONG Inc]

[Joel is Creative Director of HILLSONG as well as son and heir]

..

So being at the top of the charts isn’t your thing.

Houston: The desire is to reach as many people as we can, so that’s probably demonstrated when more people buy the albums. But that’s not the business of what we’re doing. What we’re doing is reaching as many people as we can with the message that we have.

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United has struck a chord with young people, in part because of its euphoric live shows and powerful moments of praise. How do you make sure the rock show aspect doesn’t overshadow the worshipful context?

Houston: For us, it’s being true yourself. The idea is that the Holy Spirit does his job, and as long as we are in the right place, people see that. A lot of people have come to our shows with criticisms, but walk away with a different perspective—through the journey of the night they notice the difference. Occasionally, you’ll find an audience where you feel like their attention is on everything that’s happening on stage. Especially in South America—it’s a pretty wild culture, more so than in the States. But by the fourth or fifth songs, we tell them, “Alright guys, this is why we’re here.”

A lot of times the Holy Spirit does that job for us. But [the key] is just getting in that place yourself. Sometimes people try to put layers on—like they’re trying to appear to be spiritual or whatever. But for us it’s like, “Take the layers off. Let people see us truly worshiping.” Because by being transparent, people can see God in us. That’s the whole mentality.

Houston demonstrating some of the “bigger initiatives” for United during a missions trip at an orphanage in Rwanda.

With so many adoring fans of United’s work, is there ever a temptation for you to become the focus of worship?

Houston: There’s always that temptation, for sure. Human nature is self-centered. You see it all the time in the Christian music industry—people get caught up in themselves. It’s a big tool of the enemy. But we have an incredible support network. We’re all really honest with our guys and we do a lot with each other. I think what’s really great for us is that the momentum for how big this has become, is so much bigger than any one of us individually. As long as people bring what they have—the sum of their parts multiplied by the grace of God—then it’s a really humbling opportunity.

Your calling is to write songs that the church can sing. But your new album All of the Above is more mission focused than congregational in writing style. Why?

Houston: My revelation of worship is outwards. If we’re truly a worship band, I feel that we need to communicate both: we need to write songs that glorify God lyrically, but also write songs that glorify God in the way we live our lives. People talk about this worship revolution that’s occurred over the last ten years focusing only on worshiping God in song. Coming out of that season, I think the testimony is that we’ll be judged by how the church lived as far as becoming the hands and feet of Jesus and helping those in need. That’s a revelation that’s been real strong for our church. What we do in song is a reflection of where experiencing at home.

Tell me about the “I Heart Revolution.”

Houston: It’s about creating a global snapshot of culture and people living real lives—different circumstances, different backgrounds, yet living for the same God, the same cause. The whole idea is to motivate the local church at getting good at what I was just talking about: loving God in song and with our lives, but also living it out by reaching our community. The whole concept is, if young people in Australia get fired up about worship and reaching their community, and if young people in South America do the same, if that happens all over the place, then the worldwide church together can pursue bigger initiatives.

What sort of bigger initiatives?

Houston: The whole message is really about turning our back on individualism and not living self-focused lives. We’re looking at how that’s relevant to every context and every culture. How worship and justice relate to kids in South America, or how worship and justice relate to kids here in the United States. The movement aspect of it is putting together resources for local churches and young people to do things that are really simple, yet really big. In a nutshell, it’s helping people that need to be helped—local focus, global impact.